Michigan governor signs bills to help veterans, families

Jun 10, 2021

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation that makes it easier for veterans and their families who are licensed professionals to continue their careers when they move to the state.

Veterans, active-duty service members, and their dependents with valid out-of-state professional licenses can get their licenses in Michigan under the new laws signed Wednesday. Fees for application will also be waived.

Zeneta Adams is the director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs. She says the families of the 550,000 veterans in Michigan face enough struggles seeking employment after service without having to figure out how to get re-licensed when they have a valid out-of-state license.